Dominic | Jacksonville
Dominic joined Generation in early summer 2017. After his graduation from the IT program, Fanatics, a global sports licensing company in Jacksonville, hired Dominic as a desktop support technician. Now CompTIA A+, CompTIA Fundamentals, and Cisco-certified, he credits Generation and his mentors and instructors for his success.
“I wanted to surround myself with motivated and driven individuals. I realized that it is okay to be myself when it’s paired with professionalism, goal-setting, and taking proactive action towards my goals.”
“I’ve been passionate about technology since I was 14. My sophomore year of high school, I became certified in systems virtualization. My junior year of high school I acquired an entry-level Cisco networking certification, and my final year before I graduated, I acquired my Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). This landed me a job as a wireless data network engineer, but I also worked an awful fast-food restaurant job while juggling the data network job for about a year. I realized at that point that I needed to get back on track and I saw my opportunity at Generation.”
On the Horizon
As an avid skateboarder and photographer, he says “having competition and developing friendships with classmates was my favorite part of the program. Right now, as a desktop support technician, I provide desk-side PC, printer, and systems support for 1500 users. I’m currently studying for my associate’s certification in Microsoft Cloud Platform. My goal eventually is to be a cloud solutions architect.”